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Changes the owner of a file or directory.

Syntax Syntax

WP_Filesystem_SSH2::chown( string $file, string|int $owner, bool $recursive = false )

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Path to the file or directory.


(string|int) (Required) A user name or number.


(bool) (Optional) If set to true, changes file owner recursively.

Default value: false

Return Return

(bool) True on success, false on failure.

Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ssh2.php

	 * @return bool True on success, false on failure.
	public function chown( $file, $owner, $recursive = false ) {
		if ( ! $this->exists( $file ) ) {
			return false;

		if ( ! $recursive || ! $this->is_dir( $file ) ) {
			return $this->run_command( sprintf( 'chown %s %s', escapeshellarg( $owner ), escapeshellarg( $file ) ), true );


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
2.7.0 Introduced.


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